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Florida with a Toddler: Our TipsFlorida with a Toddler: Our Tips

Florida with a Toddler: Our Tips

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When we made the decision to take our then 16-month old toddler on holiday to Florida this year, I think a lot of people thought we were just straight-up crazy. Here’s how we got on, plus some of our best tips on how to do Florida with a toddler…

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Parenting With Anxiety

Parenting With Anxiety

I’ve always suffered from anxiety, but, since I became a parent, most of my anxieties have revolved around Max, and the possibility that something might happen to him. Here’s what it’s like to try to parent when every day seems to present you with yet another thing to worry about..

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18 Months of Max
18 Months of Max

18 Months of Max

Last weekend, Max officially turned 18 months old, and I turned 172. Or that’s what it feels like, anyway. A year-and-a-half of parenthood has both passed in a flash, and crawled by so slowly I’ve sometimes wondered if time was going backwards. It feels like just a few weeks since I was heading to the hospital, with my collection of badly-packed bags, but, at the same time, it feels like at least 7 years since I got out of bed this morning, and it’s currently only 11am. So while I don’t want to be That Person who’s all, “Oh, the days are long, but the years are short!” I totally AM going to be that person, because OMG, THE DAYS, THEY ARE LONG. Reeeeaaalllly, reeeaaalllly long. 

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Can you still call it ‘baby brain’ 18 months later?
Can you still call it ‘baby brain’ 18 months later?

Can you still call it ‘baby brain’ 18 months later?

Before I had Max, I often used to hear people talked about ‘baby brain’ – a kind of extreme absent-mindedness apparently brought on by pregnancy and birth. “That’s not a real thing,” I thought, with all of the confidence of someone who had absolutely no idea what she was talking about. “That’s just people using their kids as an excuse for their own stupidity!” Then Max was born. Here are just a few of the things I’ve done since then…

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A Quick Update on Max…

A Quick Update on Max…

He didn’t have to have the surgery.  I can’t even begin to tell you how relieved I am. I mean, I’m going to TRY, obviously, because I’m me, and I’m wordy, but well, let’s just say I wouldn’t have been remotely surprised if I’d woken up this morning and discovered my …

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Baby’s First Trip to Accident and Emergency

Baby’s First Trip to Accident and Emergency

Yesterday morning I had a ton of stuff to do, so Terry volunteered to take Max to a toddler playgroup he’d heard about in the village, while I got myself ready for the day. He’d told me they’d be out for at least an hour, so when I got out of …

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How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight With a Toddler

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight With a Toddler

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I‘ve already written about our first flight with Max: a five hour jaunt to Tenerife, when he was 11 months old, and we were still filled with hope that flying with a baby might be easier than people like to make out.  Well, spoiler alert: NO, IT WASN’T. Flying with a …

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4 Things That Make Holidaying With a Toddler Harder Than Nuclear Physics*
4 Things That Make Holidaying With a Toddler Harder Than Nuclear Physics*

4 Things That Make Holidaying With a Toddler Harder Than Nuclear Physics*

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(*Not actually true.) (*Close, though.) So. we’re having a fantastic time here in central Florida, and not even the weird splotches of fake tan on my foot can dampen my enthusiasm for being back in a place where it’s sunny all the time, and the local ZARA is open until 11pm …

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Things I Wish We’d Done Differently in Our First Year of Parenting

Things I Wish We’d Done Differently in Our First Year of Parenting

My post earlier this week about the mistakes we made with Max’s nursery got me thinking about some of the other mistakes we made in our first year as parents – or things we’d do differently, rather. To be fair, I think “mistake” is probably too strong a word here, because, …

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Turtle Tots Baby Swimming Lessons | Review
Turtle Tots Baby Swimming Lessons | Review

Turtle Tots Baby Swimming Lessons | Review

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  [AD: Max received his baby swimming lessons free of charge, in exchange for blog coverage] This morning, as this post goes live, Max and I will be heading to the pool for our final session – for now, at least – of the Turtle Tots baby swimming lessons we started …

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The baby equipment we didn’t use
The baby equipment we didn’t use

The baby equipment we didn’t use

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Our worst baby product purchases from the first few months of Max’s life.

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Our Ultimate List of Toddler Essentials
Our Ultimate List of Toddler Essentials

Our Ultimate List of Toddler Essentials

All of the things we couldn’t live without as Max enters his 16th month.

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Days Out With Toddlers : An Illustrated Guide
The Truth About Travel With a Toddler
The Truth About Travel With a Toddler

The Truth About Travel With a Toddler

What it’s REALLY like travelling with a 15-month old.

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How we picked a name for our baby

How we picked a name for our baby

Is it just me, or is choosing a name for a baby basically the hardest thing ever?

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